Provide safe instructions when a POP account has to be changed to IMAP
My email provider has changed from POP3 to IMAP. As a result I needed to convert my POP account to IMAP. The suggested process was to not worry about backing up the data just
(a) create a local account
(b) copy the files (accessed from Window->Show AirMail Data) from the POP account to the local account
(c) create the IMAP account (after deleting the POP account)
(d) copy the local folder folders and files to the new IMAP account.
However, (a) through (c) worked fine, but for (d) while the files reside in the IMAP directory, these old files aren't accessible via the IMAP account; only the most recent ones. Hence, while the old emails are only accessible in the local account, it means keeping this local account as well as the IMAP.
A better set of clearly outlined steps would be useful - and I would suggest, even if it takes a while, backup your old files, before starting the process.